Step Inside a Vivacious Victorian Seeking $2.85M in Scenic Irvington, NY

Hudson Valley’s friendly town centers, architecturally-rich homes, and proximity to the city have long drawn buyers from artists to A-list celebrities and everyone in between. The area’s most coveted characteristics all meld together at a Victorian home newly listed in Irvington, New York—just 20 miles north of Manhattan. Designed by architect Russell Sturgis for the renowned Barney family in 1865, the 6,360-square-foot home is asking $2.85 million.

From the outside, the exterior’s blue hue and lace-like detailing represents Victorian-era style well, while the interiors burst with a variety of colors, historic highlights, and contemporary surprises. One is instantly greeted with a bright yellow front door, then ushered into the home’s vibrant entrance. Crafted in the 1800s with opulence in mind, high ceilings and wood-burning fireplaces add a classic feel to the home while geometric wainscotting creates a slightly funky, modern vibe.

Moving into the renovated kitchen, brand new appliances including a built-in Miele coffee center, Sub Zero fridge, and Blue Star stove create a stylish and functional space. Newly installed wood floors carry into the home’s dining room, with apt space for entertaining.

Next, an enchanting staircase leads you to the upper level. Here, the primary suite awaits among other spaces, featuring an ensuite bathroom complete with marble tile, a Tea-for-Two tub, as well as a dreamy shower room. Five more bedrooms, two more full baths, and two half baths are also sprinkled throughout the house.

Looking toward the future, this home is even perfect for the high-tech auto enthusiast. A Tesla hook up is in place, so someone can move in, plug in, and recharge for tomorrow’s commute. Valerie Kopelman of Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.